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Re: Install package

On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 02:14:07 -0700
Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote:

> Bengt Hammarlin wrote:
> >I am sorry if I was unclear. My question was not so much a matter of
> >install system per se, but rather what files go where. The
> >information regarding installation is not particularly easy to find
> >from the makefiles. I am rather well versed in Make but still
> >consider that info as obscure at best.
> >I was hoping that someone in this forum has a clear description of
> >what files I need to collect and where they are supposed to go.
> >  
> >
> The source is always the ultimate authority.

This seems to be a popular answer on this list. It _should_ be, 'the
development documentation is the ultimate source', and I'd appriciate it
if somebody would then add, 'and with autoconf software like openldap
you can usually do things like this' ;-)

> It is unambiguous and 
> irrefutable, and you should leverage this fact:
>      make install prefix=/my/tmp/dir
>      cd /my/tmp/dir; tar cf /tmp/openldap.tar .

I usually do

./configure --prefix=<final install prefix>
make depend
make DESTDIR=<packaging directory> install

and then go onto the local packaging system.

> Ando's original response was right on. This question doesn't merit 
> further discussion on this list.
> -- 
>   -- Howard Chu
>   Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
>   http://www.symas.com               http://highlandsun.com/hyc
>   Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support

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